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Top bar recommendations from locals

“Looking for a night out on the town in Charlotte? Call your UBER and enjoy an experience that is memorable, fun and exciting. You’ll find outdoor patios, over 200 TV screens, a captivating rooftop venue, a five-screen state of the art cinema and an amazing bowling alley at the Epicentre. Cafés, restaurants and fine dining can easily take you from breakfast to late night dining; with over 25 venues featuring nightlife, restaurants and eateries. The Epicentre is the perfect spot, day or night! Centrally located on College, between Trade and Fourth Streets in the hub of The Queen City, the Epicentre is just minutes away from some of Charlotte’s biggest attractions including Spectrum Arena, Bank of America Stadium and the Charlotte Convention Center, the Epicentre is the perfect location to start or end your day with nonstop fun.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
“I call it the Willy Wonka factory for beer. On the weekends there is almost always live music in their outdoor amphitheater, and the lower park on the river is open too! They also have an excellent restaurant. This one could have gone in our breweries section, but it's worth going even if you never have a sip.”
  • 225 locals recommend
“Great craft beer, bought out by Anheuser Busch but no major changes and still worth a visit ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Asheville's most popular downtown music venue with local, national, and international acts almost every day of the week. ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“This place gets all the press. You need a reservation way ahead of time but early or late you might get a spot at the bar”
  • 196 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Fun place to catch a Cincinnati Reds game. The Reds are the first professional baseball team and also have a cool museum on site. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
“Cuisine for the sophisticated palate. Menu changes frequently. Delightful. Small space, need reservation. $$$”
  • 171 locals recommend
“Located 25 minutes away at the end of Brewery Trail (aka Route 151). A brewery, distillery and restaurant rolled all into one. Great place to grab a quick bite to eat from their outdoor grill and bar. Bring a blanket to sit on their grass or pick from one of the 30 Adirondack chairs around the fire pit. One of our favorite places to get dinner - we love the Bone Dipper and Muscles. Arrive early for dinner and enjoy the outdoor setting with mountain views. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
“By far the biggest and best Cincinnati Brewery in town. Huge indoor space and rooftop. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The Isis a restored movie theater is a great place to listen to bluegrass! They also have a wonderful upstairs Piano-lounge where they feature dinner and a show in an intimate space”
  • 127 locals recommend
“Awesome pizza and other food with nice drive down to the bottom of the mountain!”
  • 104 locals recommend
“As you ascend the wrought iron staircase to Soul Gastrolounge, you are met with intoxicating smells coming from the restaurant, as well as skyline views of Charlotte. Soul does not take reservations, so expect to wait for a table, but it’s worth it. Lamb lollipops with rosemary, pork belly tacos with watermelon salsa, fresh sushi, and fried Brussels sprouts are some of the enticing menu items at this tapas style restaurant. While waiting, try one of the seasonal cocktails created by Soul’s mixologist, Kel Minton.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tacos in an eclectic Asheville style environment. Three locations; Riverside drive in the River Arts District, Downtown Asheville and a new location in South Asheville. Highly recommend. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
“Located 10 minutes away. Another top pick of ours (and we are also wine club members here). Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. They have a great to-go sandwich shop and an appetizer food menu. Gorgeous mountain views!”
  • 69 locals recommend
“Highland Brewing is a family-friendly brewery, especially in the summertime. They have a nice outdoor meadow often with free live music(on the weekends) and the kids are free to run and play. They also have a roof-top bar, but kids are not allowed up top. During events, there will usually be a food truck and a sweet treat vendor. Check their Facebook page for more up-to-date info!”
  • 109 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best pizza in the area and they have a $2 movie theater so you can watch new movies while enjoying your pizza and locally crafted beer. Their beer is amazing too!”
  • 122 locals recommend